In general terms, conscientious objection is a sincere conviction, motivated by conscience, that forbids someone from taking part in organized killing. This objection may apply to all forms or to particular aspects of war. Under U.S. law, this conviction must be based on religious traning and belief, which the Supreme Court has ruled includes sincerely held moral and ethical beliefs as well.
Agency: Office of the General Assembly
Ministries: Office of the General Assembly
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